Next Meeting: Monday, August 14, 2017

April Williams, Nutritionist

FOUNDERS CELEBRATION COMING!

Hello from Breath Matters!

This August 14, we're hosting a Founder's Day celebration at the Breath Matters monthly meeting.

Our focus will be mainly on the original founders Russell Glover and David Sanders, but we are also planning to applaud membership for their support in the development of this charitable legacy.

The meeting agenda will mostly resemble the typical monthly meeting, with a topical speaker and a sharing session. However, we also will have a bit of a look back at the history of the organization and a thank you to those folks who really were fundamental to getting Breath Matters started.

We'll end with some light refreshments and a casual mingle. We are committed to keeping it fun and light, Russell and David would have hated something morose and downbeat!

The details: Aug 14, 1:15-3pm

Johnston Willis Hospital (Stalker Auditorium).

We really hope to see you there and give you a hearty "thanks" for your support. We'd appreciate an RSVP, just to help our planning.

Also during the introductions if you have a quick story (less than 1 min.) on how Breath Matters has helped you or your loved one cope with your disease let us know when you RSVP.

Please RSVP board members Cathy Bray call 804-334-8856 or email cat2bob3 @gmail.com

Or Bernadette Sneed call 804-937-6855

JOHNSTON WILLIS HOSPITAL - STALKER AUDITORIUM

Refreshments Sponsored by Medi Home Health

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There will be no meetings at Chippenham in 2017

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BREATHMATTERS VIDEO

Recorded at the Monthly meetings


2017 VIDEOS

Palliative Care - Part 1 - Dr Marc Flickinger

June 2017 Meeting Video

Speaker: Dr Marc Flickinger


COPD Diagnosis and Management Part 1

February 2017 Meeting Video

Speakers: Elizabeth Hensley and Caroline Feinman of Pulmonary Associates


2016 VIDEOS

Mary Hodges - RN - Stay informed about IPF

October 2016 Meeting Video

Speaker: Mary Hodges, RN, BSN, MSN


Darrel Bowe - Trilogy - Treatment of COPD Patients

April 2016 Meeting Video

Speaker: Dan Bayliss RN, MS, CES from acac


Dan Bayliss - The Importantce of Exercise

February 2016 Meeting Video

Speaker: Dan Bayliss RN, MS, CES from acac


2015 VIDEOS

Dr Will Voelzke - Lung Cancer Part 1

February 2015 Meeting Video

Speaker: Dr Will Voelzke

Dr. Will J. Voelzke discusses how Lung Cancer is a serious ailment in the United States, with an estimated death rate at over 150,000 persons per year, with approximately just over 200,000 new cases per year.

Dr. Voelzke talks about the two main types of lung cancer, "small cell" and "non-small cell."

Also discussed are current research developments, such as genome-sequencing, which is having a major impact on treatment methods. Maintenance chemotherapy is discussed, with a brief historical overview and the current changes in methods.

"The Lazarus" like recoveries that happen in immune therapy is mentioned, particularly in regards to Melanoma and renal cell cancer.

Also discussed are mutations over the course of a cancer cycle and what that means during treatment.

Video recorded live at the February 9, 2015 meeting of Breath Matters Lung Disease Support Group in Richmond Virginia.


An Overview of Clinical Trials

Jan 2015 Meeting Video

Speaker: Annette Bennett

Annette Bennett, the C.E.O. and Research Director at Clinical Research Partners presents an overview of how clinical trials are conducted, who can participate, the advantages and disadvantages of getting involved. Annette Benning also discusses the value of clinical trials to lung disease suffers, and the variety of drugs and treatment methods that are developed, and being developed, for the benefit of those suffering from chronic lung disease.

Much of the presentation contains questions and answers from the audience, and personal anecdote and experience informs the conversation concerning clinical trials and the medicines discussed.

Recorded live at the January 12, 2015 meeting of Breathmatters, at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.


2014 VIDEOS

You Tube - Annual Holiday Luncheon - Bring A Covered Dish

Dec 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Mike McMeniman

Mike McMeniman, from Aging in Grace in Place, spoke to the Breath Matters Dec 2014 Holiday meeting about the sentiments of the season and the ongoing importance of these human qualities all the year long, how they impact our lives for better health (mental and physical) and provide comfort for those for whom are struggling with difficulties. Recorded live at the Dec 8, 2014 Holiday meeting of Breathmatters, at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.


You Tube - What UNOS is doing to Find the Perfect Organ Transplant

Nov 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Lisa Schafner, UNOS

Lisa Schaffner speaks at the Nov 2014 Breath Mattes meeting at Chippenham Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. She speaks on the topic of UNOS and its efforts to match life-saving organs between deceased donors and those on the national organ donation waiting list maintained by UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing). UNOS works with important organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, liver and intestines. In particular, Lisa Schaffner speaks on lung transplants, how lungs are donated, how they are matched to people in need, and the pitfalls and difficulties of providing successful organ transplantation. Recorded live at the November 2014 meeting of Breath Matters in Richmond Virginia at the Chippenham Medical Center, Kraus Auditorium.


You Tube - Your Thyroid and COPD

Oct 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Dr. Lori Sweeney, MCV Hospital

Presentation by Dr. Lori Sweeney on Thyroid and COPD covers issues related to the thyroid and the effects on blood pressure. Also discussed are how gender effects lung disease, the effects of estrogen on lung ailments, and related problems with diabetes, obesity, blood vessel remodeling and vitamin D deficiency. Recorded live at the October 2014 meeeting of Breath Matters in Richmond Virginia at the Chippeneham Medical Center, Bosher Audirorium.


You Tube - The New COPD Drugs and Inhalers

Sept 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Janet Pinson, NP (Nurse Pract.) & Attendee

Video taped at the Sept 2014 Breathmatters suport group meeting for lung disease sufferers at the Bosher Auditorium in Chippenham Medical Center, Richmond Virginia. Discussed are new inhalers, such as:

  1. Combinent Respimat
  2. Tudorza Pressair
  3. Breo Ellipta
  4. Anora Ellipta
  5. Arcapta Neohaler
  6. Striverdi Respimat
  7. Spiriva Respimat

Also discussed are the keys to Pulmonary Rehab Success, and the importance of exercise, in particular arm exercise.


You Tube - Seeing through the Fog of Senior Resources

July 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Debbie Leidheiser, Senior Advocate, Chesterfield County Virginia

Debbie Leidheiser, Senior Advocate Chesterfield County Virginia, presents an overview of the abundance of Senior Resources in the Richmond Virginia area, including area counties. Video taped event at the Monthly Breathmatters Meeting July 14, 2014


You Tube - COPD Cause & Effects and What it Affects

June 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Dr. Leonard Moses, Pulmonologist


You Tube - Spring Clean Your Estate Plan: Estate Planning Essentials

May 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Attorney Joley Eason


You Tube - What’s Going On With Your Oxygen Supplier?

April 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Rachelle Korpal, Respiratory Specialist


You Tube - How Lung Disease Affects your Heart

March 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Dr. Cliff Morris of Morris Cardiovascular


You Tube - Pulmonary Fibrosis Advocacy and Research

February 2014 Meeting Video

Speakers: IPF Foundation President Patti Tuomey and Dolly Kervitsky


You Tube - Laughter as Exercise?

January 2014 Meeting Video

Speaker: Heather Umberger, M.S.,C.M.T. Massage Specialist, MELT® Instructor, Laughter Yoga Leader


2013 VIDEOS

You Tube - Don’t let an ICEBERG Sink Your Life

December 2013 Meeting Video

Speaker: Mike McMeniman from Aging in Place with Grace


You Tube - What Makes a Good Health Story?

November 2013 Meeting Video

Speakers: Tammie L. Smith Health Reporter at Richmond Times Dispatch Tammi


You Tube - Pulmonary Rehab

October 2013 Meeting Video

Speakers: Kris Beshada & Christina Hunt, RRT’s, HCA


You Tube - Pulmonary Fibrosis

September 2013 Meeting Video

Dr. Dan Grinnan talks about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, what this ailment is and the challenges in treating it. This presentation features Dr. Grinnan discussing causes, the difficulties in diagnosis, and the varieties of treatment. A question and answer period is included at the end of the talk.

Video recorded September 9, 2013, at Kraus Auditorium at the Chippenham Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23225


You Tube - Hospice - - its not what you think

June 2013 Meeting Video

Lucy Kessee and Ann Marie Robert from Horizon Hospice discuss the stereotypes that have developed around hospice care and the reality of what is available through Hospice. Question and answers with audience members are featured throughout the presentation.

Video recorded June 10, 2013, at Kraus Auditorium at the Chippenham Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23225


You Tube - Advanced Respiratory Care - Tom Adkins

July 2013 Meeting Video

Tom Adkins of Kindred Healthcare in Richmond Virginia presents his topic of Advance Respiratory Hospital Care.

Video recorded July 8, 2013, at Kraus Auditorium at the Chippenham Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23225


You Tube - How to choose a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

January 2013 Meeting Video

How to Choose A Portable Oxygen Concentrator Roger Householder of LOUISA HOME CARE explains how to make a good choice of an Oxygen Concentrator. Tips for what to watch out for; and how to decide upon a provider.

Video recorded January 14, 2013, at Kraus Auditorium at the Chippenham Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23225


You Tube - Pulmonary Function Testing

February 2013 Meeting Video

With Becky Alberti RN, CPFT, RPFT VCU/MCV Hospital

"Pulmonary Function Testing The What's & Why's of Spirometry"

Live video from the February 11, 2013 meeting of Breath Matters at Bosher Auditorium Chippenham Medical Center Richmond, Virginia


You Tube - This Years Flu Season

October 2013 Meeting Video

With Jim Farrell, Virginia Department of Health

"This Years Flu Season"

Live video from the October 8, 2012 meeting of Breath Matters at Kraus Auditorium Chippenham Medical Center Richmond, Virginia


2012 VIDEOS

You Tube - Emphysema, Tobacco and COPD with Dr. Glenn Giessel

July 2012 Meeting Video

"Emphysema, Tobacco, and COPD"

Dr. Glenn Giessel,
Pulmonologist, Pulmonary Associates

PULMONARY FIBROSIS is a relentlessly progressive, ultimately fatal disease that affects the lungs, gradually robbing an individual of their ability to breathe.


You Tube - IPF legislation with Paul Fogelberg

June 2012 Meeting Video

Paul Fogelberg, Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient-Advocate

"IPF Legislation, YOUR PART, YOUR DISEASE"


You Tube - Lung Transplant Evaluation - Heidi Flanagan

May 2012 Meeting Video

Lung Transplant Evaluation

Speaker: Heidi Flanagan, RN, BSN, LUNG Transplant Coordinator U of VA Hospital, Charlottesville, VA


You Tube - Asthma and COPD - Dr Kevin Cooper

April 2012 Meeting Video

"Distinguishing Between ASTHMA and COPD"

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Cooper, Pulmonologist, VCU/MCV Hospital, Richmond, VA


You Tube - IPF - Dr. Paul Fairman, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

January 2012 Meeting Video

"IPF - Between a Rock and a Hard Place"


2011 VIDEOS

You Tube - Acid Reflux and its Relationship to Lung Disease

November 2011 Meeting Video

Speaker: Dr. Daniel E. Bechard, Pulmonologist, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Richmond, VA

" ACID REFLUX and its Relationship to LUNG DISEASE"


YOU TUBE


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